Beach, Jetty and landscape for acreage property
Dwellingup - 2014
Design by Loretta Kearnan -
Think Green Landscapes
The property is an ex orchard and has two large dams for water
storage. The dam has fairly steep sides and our clients wanted
better access to the water for recreational canoeing and kayaking.
We installed a floating
pontoon style jetty that fluctuates in height with the water level
in the main dam. We also did earthworks to dig into the bentonite
clay lined dam to create a beach area. Clay and soil were removed to
create a more gentle slope in one section of the bank, then the
excavation was lined with GCL (Geosynthetic clay liner - An
engineered bentonite clay & geotextile matting) and covered in
course white sand. End result a white sandy beach and excellent
canoe access to the water.
We also built an
overflow inlet and stream lined with a mixture of GCL and plain
geotextile to help spread the water in high rainfall/inflow events.
A range of landscaping
using local gravel and coffee rock in gabion cages and battered
creates amenity areas and complements the property.